Pure Heat

by Davey Halfbeard

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released July 4, 2017

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Davey Halfbeard Orono, Maine

I've seen a thing or two. Hell maybe nine or ten things more. I know what trouble sounds like and it's knocking at your door.

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Track Name: Alpha Draconis
You know I know you can be
A no good, no fun guarantee
Of broken bones and full of empty greed

I know you know I can be
A damn-near, downright apple tree
Tempting Adam all through Christmas Eve

Yes, I’m the greatest man that never lived

And I can be so very rude
When you look at me and I look at you
When the corners of my mouth start to curl

The iron taste is almost too
much for me, but when I do
I feel like I can take on the world

Yes, I’m the greatest man that never lived
Yes, I’m the greatest man that never lived
Oh, I’m the greatest man that never lived

And way down underground
I hear an awful sound
I am Earthbound
I am Earthbound

Oh, I’m the greatest man that never lived
Oh, I’m the greatest man that never lived
Oh, I’m the greatest man that never lived

And way down underground
I hear an awful sound
I am Earthbound
I am Earthbound
Track Name: Western Light
You are my sunshine, only sunshine
I’m not glowing bright enough
I’ve been burning down up here
And I’ve been running out of luck
But I know it’s not the first time
I told you, my dear
Have you ever felt like wishing
For a life that wasn’t you?
I’ve got rocks in both my pockets
I’ve got lead in both my shoes
You can try to walk a mile
Or give up now
Track Name: Covered in Splinters
The North Pond Hermit went away back in 1986
Didn’t have all that much to say packed a bag and hit the bricks
27 years, a thousand crimes 40 burglaries a year
That’s cost of peace of mind if you want to disappear
Through harsh Maine Winters
All covered in splinters!
Forgot his voice, lost his face slept all day and he walked at night
Never left behind a trace tucked away out of sight
Phantom of the woods, a legend to some stories got a little contrived
Foraging and stolen goods he did what he did to stay alive
Through harsh Maine Winters
All covered in splinters!
He survived
Then one day in 2013 the North Pond Hermit tripped a wire
Lights and cameras, TV screens felt more like a funeral pyre
Caged him up like a wild bear they wondered why he didn’t fight
Poor hygiene and greasy hair do you think he dreamed at night?
Of harsh Maine Winters
All covered in splinters!
They cut him loose, they let him go served his time and walked away
I don’t think we’ll ever know If he intends to stay
We could learn a thing or two about how to live our lives
Do what it is you gotta do The North Pond Hermit lead the fight
Through harsh Maine Winters
All covered in splinters!
He survived
Track Name: Tennessee IV
The waking birds at dawn
Call in the rain
Heavy eyes and tired hands
Whiskey down the drain
Everybody leaves
Everyone is gone
The empty rooms in front of me
Keep marching on
The world falls apart
Every now and then
I never see it coming
But I sure as hell know when to go
I lost myself along the road
I can’t find my way home
I walk a different path,
But now I’m not alone
I’m waiting for someone
To lead me astray
No one’s ever truly lost
We just get tucked away
All these nights I lay awake
With nothing on my mind
I’d love to fall asleep
I can’t find the time anymore
Track Name: Hello, Singapore
Hello, Singapore
Are you waiting there for me
As I fall like rotten fruit
From a twice as rotten tree

Will you pick me up
And dust me off
Will I get a chance
At life again

Through my broken eyes and bloodstained ties
To the eastern Philippines
Will you be waiting there for me

Hello, Singapore
I don’t think I can be
Anything less than young
And wild and carefree

I’ve made a big mistake
In leaving my home
Will you take me in
And raise me as your own

With my broken eyes and bloodstained ties
To the eastern Philippines
Will you be waiting there for me
Across the sea
Track Name: For What It's Worth
Through apathy and guilt
And every promise unfulfilled
We try to do our best to make amends

But this life, it ain’t that square
And it can be a dark affair
The road is made of cracks and bends

But with empathy and will
All the cracks might start to fill
And we’ll make our way back home in the end

There will be no pain
There will be no shame
We’ll only have today
To worry about

There are times when you might be
Neither care or worry free
And you feel like you’ve done all you can do

You can say farewell
But you might just feel compelled
To lay awake the whole night through

When those nights feel ever long
Find that old familiar song
Sing your mind to sleep and wake up new

There will be no pain
There will be no shame
We’ll only have today
To worry about
Track Name: Yucca Valley Triumph
The day is hot
But the nights are so cold

I feel so young
But I know I will grow old

I’m overwhelmed
But this time is all my own
Track Name: Nowhere
Ants in the tall grass
A blanket on the ground
Your lips on a cold glass
My eyes bent to the clouds
I’m feeling anointed
In this hot humid air
Breathing is pointless
When you’d rather be nowhere
There’s nothing to do
But waste our time
Laying in the grass
Out of our minds
You’ve been waiting a while
To step into the light
We’re both in denial
We think we’ll be alright
I know that it’s useless
All the petty little thoughts
Why would we choose this?
The ground is so damn hot
There’s nothing to do
But waste our time
Laying in the grass
Out of our minds
There’s nothing to do
But waste our time
Laying in the grass
Out of our minds
Track Name: The Halfbeard Blues
I took the day off work, I took my mind off you
I let it all hang out, don’t know what to do
I didn’t know what to do
Don’t know what to do
With my Halfbearded Blues tonight
I think I’ll stay at home, I think I’ll pass the time
I’ll try to write a song, I’ll try to make it rhyme
Try to make it rhyme
I think I’ll pass the time
I’ll try to make it rhyme
Cause I don’t know what to do
I got my Halfbearded Blues tonight
Now once upon time there was a Halfbearded Fella
Six foot two, blue eyes and his hair was yella’
He took a whole day
To make up his mind
On this particular day he went down to the river
Saw a fish in the water that gave his tall spine a shiver
He took a wrong step
And fell in head first
He said “Hey Mr. Fish why are you swimmin’ so close
Don’t you know the dangers that come to those
Who live
On the edge of life
The Fish said “No Mr. Halfbeard, and you don’t either
In fact your whole life you’ve been a timid creature.”
You’re a long way
From paradise
You don’t know what to do
With your Halfbearded Blues tonight”
Now, Mr. Halfbeard, in light of these remarks
Climbed out the river and sat in the dark
He took the whole night
To just dry on out
When he was finally dry he grabbed his guitar
Picked some good ol’ words out the cookie jar
He sang
And he sang his song
And it goes like
I took the day off work, I took my mind off you
I let it all hang out, I didn’t know what to do
Didn’t know what to do
Didn’t know what to do
With my Halfbearded Blues tonight
I think I’ll stay at home, I think I’ll pass the time
Try to write a song and try to make it rhyme
Try to make it rhyme
I think I’ll pass the time, I’ll try to make it rhyme
‘Cause I don’t know what to do
I got the Halfbearded Blues tonight
Track Name: The Ballad of Dr. Weiss
Run brother run, there’s much work to be done
Lest we get picked off one-by-one
The beasts at our feet, they are looking to eat
And they won’t give up ’till we are none

The ship and its hull ain’t made from stone
Yes our skinny bones won’t hold

We’re out here alone in this ocean so cold
And the places we’ve known won’t hold

In time we will find God has left us behind
But take this as peace of mind
For the Toxic below it will sink with our foes
To a fate that will save all mankind

The ship and its hull ain’t made from stone
Yes our skinny bones won’t hold

We’re out here alone in this ocean so cold
And the places we’ve known won’t hold

Our ship and its hull ain’t made from stone
Yes our skinny bones won’t hold

We’re out here alone in this ocean so cold
And the places we’ve known won’t hold
Track Name: Dead in the Water
Dead in the water
I will ride this wave to my cold, icy grave
I am dead in the water
I’ve come all this just to hear myself say
I am dead
Dead in the water the frostbite has stung
All the air in my lungs
I am dead in the water
I’m trying to shout but the words won’t come out
I am dead
Dead in the water
Our ship will go down, yes, our great metal crown
We are dead in the water
We’ll sing our goodbyes with no tears in our eyes
We are dead in the water
We are dead in the water
We are dead
We are dead in the water
We are dead in the water
We are dead